Letter of thanks from YANA to the community

Dear editor,

WOW is the first word that comes to mind after the beautiful “ride” YANA has been on. We are so grateful for the support we have received from the community in connection with the Aug. 16 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride. It’s true we raised a large sum of money, which will help to fund our apartments in Vancouver for seven months.  This will provide homes away from home for many families, which is such an important part of our program.

But the day also reminded us how deeply our organization is rooted in the Comox Valley and how much this community cares about children and families. YANA is honoured that our values are shared by so many people. With nearly 700 people in Marina Park and many more quiet cheerleaders pledging and rooting for cyclists, the community spirit was tangible.

“The essence of community and family was felt everywhere we went,” said Perry Feltham, one of our many sponsors and a 100 km cyclist. “It was so nice to see so many happy, smiling people.”

In our daily work, we support families experiencing tremendous challenges and sometimes unimaginable heartache, it’s imperative that we also take time to appreciate the joy that families bring. When we get to do that with hundreds of like-minded people it is an amazing motivator to continue to do our work. Thank you.

 

Marcie Dumais

YANA Executive Director

 

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